BNP candidates boycott UP polls in Comilla

Our Correspondent . Comilla | Published: 02:15, Dec 29,2017

 
 

Candidates of Bangladesh Nationalist Party boycotted the polls to the 15 union councils under four upazials in Comilla, alleging massive irregularities by ruling Awami League-backed candidates and their activists on Thursday.
BNP chairmen candidates in most union councils boycotted the polls while locals said that AL candidates, their activists and poll officials stuffed ballots at some polling centres.
While asked district election officer M Khorshed Alom said that they would take legal action against the people involved in irregularities.
In Lakshmipur, two people were injured in a clash between supporters of two union council member candidates in Char Alexander union of Ramgati upazila on Thursday morning.
Witnesses said the clash ensued between supporters of Solaiman Hawlader and Firoz Kabir Babul Hawlader at Char Alexander Government Primary School centre around 10:30am.
They also exploded several crude bombs at the centre.
Later, police charged baton to bring the situation under control.
Meanwhile, police arrested one Mansura Begum from Paschim Char Government Primary School centre for casting fake vote.
On the day, elections held in six municipalities and 37 UPs of different districts.
Besides, by-polls to the chairman posts of six union councils and polling at a centre of a union council, which was earlier suspended, is also being held.
The six municipalities are Boda in Panchagarh, Bonpara in Natore, Alfadanga in Faridpur, Bakshiganj in Jamalpur, Bagha in Rajshahi and Birol in Dinajpur.
The 37 union councils are Joyari and Majhgaon in Natore, Razarampur in Dinajpur, Ghuridah in Gaibandha, Uthli, Kedike and Manoharpur in Chuadanga, Alfadanga, Buraich and Gopalpur in Faridpur, Mulna in Shariatpur, Zinnagarh, Nilkamal and Aminabad in Bhola, Ronagopaldi in Patuakhali, Nurpur and Brahmandora in
Habiganj, Fultola in Moulvibazar, Bakoi Dakkhin, Mudaffarganj Uttor, Mudaffarganj Dakkhin, Doulkhar, Raikot Uttar, Raikot Dakkhin, Adra Uttar, Adra Dakkhin, Jodda Purbo, Jodda Paschim, Bottoli, Iliotganj Dakkhin, Barpara, Daulatpur and Bakoi Uttar in Comilla, Noyainnai, Noakhali and Dharmapur in Noakhali, Char Alexandra in Lakshmipur.

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